Join Team LRCC as we travel to Argentina for a climb of Aconcagua (22,841′). This is the highest mountain in South America, the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalaya, and one of the fabled 7 Summits.
After trekking to base camp (the 2nd largest in the world after Everest) we will begin acclimatizing and preparing for our summit push. All of our equipment is carried to base camp by mules so we can travel light. We follow the theory of climb high and sleep low as we move through a series of camps while ascending Aconcagua. We have also included several weather/extra days days in the schedule to allow more time to attempt the summit climb. This plan will help us to acclimatize better and greatly increases our chance to summit.
The Normal Route is non-technical, but physically demanding. The climb includes all the logistics and challenges of climbing a big mountain. The altitude and extreme weather can challenge any climber. Climbing Aconcagua does require some basic mountaineering skills. Team members should be familiar with ice axes and crampons, but equally important are strong backpacking skills. This is a challenging route for any climber, novice or experienced alike and an ideal choice for those with some high altitude, general mountaineering experience such as Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, and the Mexican or Ecuador Volcanoes.
For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Logan at LRCC.